In the case of rain, snow, or other inclement weather, making changes or canceling your event can become necessary.
How can we plan for inclement weather in advance?
- For outdoor events, book an indoor backup location.
- If there is no sufficient indoor space, plan a backup date.
- Make a communication plan for getting in touch with your attendees, vendors, and other stakeholders.
- Work with SOFO to create a refund policy for ticketed events.
When do we decide to cancel?
Consider how much notification time the following people need:
- Guests on and off campus
- Organization members
- Space managers
Consult with Student Engagement when making an inclement weather call, and keep in mind that safety of all involved is the first priority.